# Concept: Multihash

Multihash is hash format that is not specific to a single hashing algorithm.

A multihash describes the algorithm used for the hash as well as the hash value.

+-----------+----------------------------+
| Hash Type | Hash Value                 |
+-----------+----------------------------+

SHA-256 example.

+---------+------------------------------------------------------------------+
| SHA-256 | 2413fb3709b05939f04cf2e92f7d0897fc2596f9ad0b8a9ea855c7bfebaae892 |
+---------+------------------------------------------------------------------+

Note: these examples are simplifications of the concepts. For a complete description visit the project and its specs (opens new window).